Category: film reviews

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Let Me In

As many of you know, this film is Matt Reeves’s American adaptation of John Lindqvist’s novel Let the Right One in, which has already been adapted into the Swedish film of the same name. First thing’s first — no, it’s not bad. At all. Let Me In is quiet, beautiful, terrifying and patient.

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Town, The (2010)

Adapted from the novel Prince of Thieves by Chuck Hogan, The Town tells the story of a group of bank robbers from the city of Charlestown in Boston. Passed from father to son as if it were traditional work.

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Jack Goes Boating

Jack is a forty-something bachelor who works as a limo driver. His co-worker and best friend Clyde, in league with his wife, Lucy, set Jack up with Lucy’s neurotic co-worker Connie.

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Black Swan

Black Swan is the story of Nina Sayers, newly elevated to the role of prima ballerina in a New York City ballet company. While she can nail the elegance required for the lead, she’s having trouble finding the passion, which director Thomas and fellow ballerina Lily try to coax before opening night.

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Undertow (Peruvian Film)

Selected by Peru to represent them at the upcoming Academy Awards, Undertow tells the story of Miguel, a fisherman in the small town of Cabo Blanco, where he is having a baby with his wife Mariela, but no one knows that Miguel is having an extramarital affair with Santiago.

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Norwegian Wood

Based on the much beloved novel by Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood is the story of Watanabe and Naoko. The common bond between them is Kizuki, Watanabe’s best friend and Naoko’s first boyfriend.

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Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac

Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac, adaptation of the Japanese novel by Gabrielle Zevin of the same name, stars popular Japanese actor/idol Horikita Maki as Naomi, who loses the memory of her boyfriend and her male best friend.

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Bandage

Bandage is directed by Takeshi Kobayashi… who produces great music. Alas, Bandage is not that great of a story or have great characters, but it’s got pretty good music.

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Aftershock (Chinese Film)

Aftershock tells the story of a mother who had to choose between her daughter or her son after the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that killed more than 200 000 people in Tangshan.

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Ghost Writer, The

The Ghost Writer tells the story of a ghost writer — referred to often as The Ghost — who gets hired by the former British Prime Minister Adam Lang — following his wife Ruth’s advice — to help him write his memoirs after the previous Ghost was found dead.